Thursday, January 23, 2014

Basket and Cork Coasters Projects

Hey!  Are you enduring the cold weather with some great projects?  Or are you a lucky west/southern coastal person who has some warmth and sunshine?  I believe there is 40 some days til SPRING!    I love baskets~~here is my latest little project~~

~~bought these nifty French~looking cork coasters from H&M~~thought they would look really cute on baskets and boxes; or maybe dangled from bottles~~

This oval basket I use in my kitchen for a collection of printed towels and napkins~~

Hope you're having a great day and catching some inspiration no matter where you go; 


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Make a Dress Form on the Cheap

Here's a quick way to do a dressform; ideal for booths to display vintage clothing; I use mine to sell blue~jean jackets;  

But, everyone wants to buy the dressform too!  Using a basic plastic form (has the hollow back) and modpodged different papers onto the front;  use an old floor lamp as the base and attach with screw type finial~~

The burlap ribbon helps to secure the body so it doesn't move/flop side to side~~

You can buy the dressforms online or through ebay sellers~~

What do you think?  Great idea to boost your sales for clothing and would be fabulous covered with just plain burlap, printed cloth, chalkboard paint!  I find those old floor lamps everywhere on the cheap; keep your eye open for those.  Have a great week!   ~patty~

Monday, January 6, 2014

Old Pickle Jar Projects

It's been awhile!  Been doing a lot of projects and having GRANDBABIES!   There is nothing in this world greater than being a wife and mom and then comes those darling, sweet grandchildren.  I cry sweet, happy tears~~~I've waited and waited and waited.  Thanks Kids!

Been fluffing a few new pillows here and there~~

Found these awesome napkins from H&M and thought of a cute kitchen project using the napkin as a pattern~~

What is so unique about these napkins is that each four corners have the same printed design!  I copied onto paper from my printer and cut on the portion I wanted;  mod~podged to some old pickle and jam jars~~

~~added little red handles from left over trim and wired around the jar with some twine (held in place very securely with a bit of hot glue); 

I'll just call them my Kitchen Utility Jars:  will look cute holding silverware, wooden utensils, etc.
Lots of cold here today and way too much snow~~
Hope you're keeping warm and the projects going!
Thanks for being here~~Blessings,